Westside High School has a school wide Title I program. Title I is a federal funded program with the intent to improve the academic achievement of students who are economically disadvantaged. The purpose of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title I funds enable Westside High School to employ and train highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals; purchase instructional materials and classroom computers; and sponsor parental involvement activities. To increase student academic achievement, Title I funds supplement the following programs offered at Westside High School:
• Extended Instructional Day Program
• Summer School
• Field Trips
• Credit RecoveryIf you have further questions or comments, please contact the Title I Coordinator, Ann Mayfield at 713-556-5253 during school hours, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLANATION OF CURRICULUM
The State Board of Education adopted the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills as the curriculum for ALL Texas’ schools. These learning standards will help ensure that all students can meet the challenges that they will face in the 21st Century.
- Each student must become a more effective reader.
- Each student will have to know and apply more complex mathematics.
- Each student needs to develop a stronger understanding of science concepts, especially in biology, chemistry, and physics.
- Each student must master social studies skills and content necessary to be a responsible adult citizen.
- Each student must master a wider range of technology.
The Texas Essential knowledge and Skills (TEKS) identify what Texas students should know and be able to do at every grade level and in every course in the foundation and enrichment areas as they move successfully through Texas’ public schools.
The Houston Independent School District is dedicated to “Every Student, Every Day” having a plan that will challenge and address the needs of ALL students to meet the high academic standards as outlined in the TEKS. The HISD curriculum, CLEAR is an instructional planning tool for teachers. It clarifies what is to be taught and assessed. CLEAR includes all of the TEKS requirements and it provides clearly defined objectives so “Every Student Every Day” has consistent access to a world-class curriculum to help ALL students in the District succeed.
At Westside High School we believe in a challenging curriculum and therefore, have chosen to integrate the Texas Scholars program along with TEKS and CLEAR for a more purposeful approach to completing a full academic course of study while in high school. Please refer to The Westside Way booklet that was sent home with every student for a complete description of the graduation requirements.
If you have further questions or comments, please contact the Title I Coordinator, Ann Mayfield at 713-556-5253 during school hours, by e-mail at email@example.com.